Music inspired by the Great War

A new piano teacher at Coquitlam’s Place des Arts will commemorate the centenary of the First World World with a recital Oct. 13.

A new piano teacher at Coquitlam’s Place des Arts will commemorate the centenary of the First World World with music.

And Maria Jung will be joined by soprano Eve-Lyn de la Haye and her father, clarinetist Lawrence de la Haye, for the tribute on Saturday.

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Titled Music of War, the performance launches this season’s classic concert series for the Maillardville venue and features repertoire in three languages: works in English by Butterworth, Guerney, Britten and McCabe; French pieces by Poulence and Debussy; and Spanish tunes by Granados.

The composers were selected because of their involvement in — or inspiration of — the Great War events.

“Even though this concert commemorates the 100th anniversary of WWI, war is still a constant,” Jung noted in a news release. “I’ve always felt strongly about how war has affected people throughout history and how it inspired artist to write sincere, beautiful music and poetry. I want to share some of these haunting melodies inspired by war with the audience so they can embrace the painful history and how it affected everyone.”

A former music faculty member of the University of Toronto, Jung has her master’s degree in piano performance and pedagogy. She recently graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music.

Eve-Lyn de la Haye’s credits include the Vancouver Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria and Calgary Opera while Lawrence de la Haye is a former member of the Banff Festival Orchestra, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Orchestra and the Okanagan Symphony.

• For tickets to Music of War at $21/$16 on Oct. 13, call Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) at 604-664-1636 or visit


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